In the vein of her earlier works -- Kristin Lavransdatter and The Master of Hestviken -- and in the period of the Middle...

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GUNNAR'S DAUGHTER

In the vein of her earlier works -- Kristin Lavransdatter and The Master of Hestviken -- and in the period of the Middle Ages, this new novel of Norway and Iceland is conceived. A saga theme of love and hate and vengeance is woven into the story of Ljot, Icelander, and Vigdis, daughter of his host, whom he wooed and failed to win, and whom he took despite her father's wrath. It is a primitive tale, simpler in structure and emotions than the aforementioned novels, but there is a strength in its very simplicity that makes it stand out above her modern stories. The wave of interest in Scandinavian literature should give impetus to this, in addition to the established market Sigrid Undset has created.

Pub Date: July 27, 1936

ISBN: 014118020X

Page Count: -

Publisher: Knopf

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1936